Video, Rod Farnan, Global Integration

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My name’s Rod Farnan and I’ve worked for Global Integration for over ten years. During that time, I’ve worked with many of the top fifty global companies.

Having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the majority of my career, it was kind of comforting to learn that the challenges I had working in a large global organization were pretty much the same as those faced by my Global Integration clients.

Increasing complexity, often with constant reorganization, seems
to be the biggest challenge faced by most of the people I work with right now. And I guess if I had to choose a message that I would like to emphasize, it would be that the ambiguity that most people are feeling during this process is going to be constant.

A complex matrix organization, deliberately trades clarity for flexibility. The matrix formalizes that ambiguity, and makes it permanent, so people need new skills and tools to address this twenty first century reality.

If you’d like to chat about this and other virtual matrix issues, please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to speaking with you.

About the author:

Rod Farnan Senior Global Integration director, Rod Farnan, is noted for his understanding of the challenges presented by increasingly complex and matrixed international management, and is regarded as a trusted advisor by many senior leaders. Company profile: Rod Farnan.

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